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How To Select A Firewall


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#1 MGBY

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 04:03 AM

:thumbsup: What criterias/guidline one should follow in choosing a firewall? Thanks. YOYO.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:59 AM

Protection against both incoming and outgoing exposures and reputation.

I personally recommend Zonealarm free which you can get here:
http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-10435_4-10039884.html

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:58 AM

As Enthusiasts correctly says, make sure the firewall will check both incomming and outgoing packets. I would also want a resident firewall to have a good HELP file (especially if you have not previously really used a firewall ), and an easy-to-use and understand interface. Logs of activity and intrusions are also very handy, as is the ability to grant permissions by application.
My own preference is Sygate Personal Firewall.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 02:02 PM

John and Enthusiast: Oftentime we go about it blindly or choose something based on the wrong reason. There are so much out there, it is really mind boggling. Thank you both immensely in clarifying the matter for me. I sure appreciate the invaluable information. I really have learned lot from you guys. Since I am using ZL, I think I am doing all right? THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Take care. YOYO. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 04:38 PM

If you are using Z/A and are not having problems with it, there is no compelling reason to change. Functionality is functionality.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 05:26 PM

John: You are absolutely correct. Thank you for the assurance. Regards. YOYO. :thumbsup:




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